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DIY Mustard Managed

DIY Mustard Managed

Have you ever made homemade mustard? This time was my first. I had never heard of the stuff until we spent a Christmas with my mother-in-law’s family and my husband was chatting with his cousin about this delicious homemade mustard their grandmother used to make. My hubby claims very few people can make it. Sure [...]

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

Quick and Easy Freezer Meals

I began to meal prep a couple of weeks before the arrival of Baby 2K. I did this for our family before M was born and it worked well for us. When you’re recovering from birth, breastfeeding, and adjusting to life with a newborn, cooking dinner for your family is not high on your list [...]

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving Stuffing

Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, no Thanksgiving table is complete without this classic bread dish! Any type of bread can be used— white, wheat, homemade, or gluten-free. My friend Britney introduced me to her version of this dish almost 3 years ago, when she put together an early Thanksgiving feast for her husband [...]

Better-Than-Movie-Theater Homemade Popcorn… Seriously!

Better-Than-Movie-Theater Homemade Popcorn… Seriously!

When my brother and sister in law’s family started cleaning up their diet and eating gluten-, dairy- and soy-free (due to food allergies) they also started eating organic foods and tried to cut out all processed foods. I was recently at their house for my niece’s birthday party and saw my brother-in-law was making some [...]

Tomato & Bacon Jam

Tomato & Bacon Jam

It’s become a yearly tradition in our house that when we have ripe tomatoes in our garden, my husband makes a big batch of tomato and bacon jam. He gives jars as gifts to friends and co-workers and we keep a bunch of jars for ourselves to enjoy throughout the winter… if it lasts that [...]

Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

This easy tomato sauce is yummy and so quick to make. Easy, 20-Minute Tomato Sauce It comes in really handy if you don’t have any jarred sauce around the house and you can use it for so many different meals or just serve it over some pasta. It also makes a really yummy dipping sauce. You [...]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites with Spicy Avocado Cilantro Dipping Sauce

I was getting tired of the same old appetizers I had been making for years for our monthly girls’ wine nights and wanted badly to try something different. I have had a bit of an obsession with bacon lately, so I wanted to somehow incorporate that into my new treat. I was perusing Pinterest one [...]

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars make for a delicious snack. They are filled with oats, dried fruits, sometimes chocolate and they are packed with nutrients. Unfortunately, most kinds you would buy in the store are also filled with a laundry list of ingredients that I’ve never heard of and can’t pronounce. When I started a 30-day clean eating [...]

Quick & Easy Ramen Cabbage Salad

Quick & Easy Ramen Cabbage Salad

This salad is one that I love to serve with any entreé made with Asian-inspired ingredients. It goes wonderfully with my Pineapple Soy Pulled Pork or my Korean Beef Sliders. It tastes yummy with any kind of barbecue too. When we need a super quick dinner, I’ll make this salad and my husband picks up [...]

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips

Since becoming a parent, there are several topics I’ve had seemingly endless conversations about. One of those topics is vegetables, and the mystery of how to convince toddlers that veggies are not, in fact, their mortal enemies. Maggie has surprised me with what she will and will not eat – for example, she will often [...]

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